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Title: Comparison of Aerial Photo and LiDAR Image
Comparison of color aerial photography with airborne light detection and ranging (LiDAR) imagery in an area west of Lake Tahoe, California. (A) Color aerial orthophoto for part of range front along eastern base of Mt. Tallac with geomorphic features obscured by dense forest cover. (B) Same scene, first-return LiDAR imagery. (C) Same scene, last-return (bare-earth) LiDAR imagery showing range-front fault scarp (between white arrows) cutting colluvium, alluvium, and Tioga moraine.
Location: Lake Tahoe, CA, USA
Date Taken: September 2008
Photographer: James Howle
Usage: This image is public domain/of free use unless otherwise stated. Please refer to the USGS Copyright section for how to credit the photo.
Figure 1 excerpted from “Airborne LiDAR analysis and geochronology of faulted glacial moraines in the Tahoe-Sierra frontal fault zone reveal substantial seismic hazards in the Lake Tahoe region, California-Nevada USA,” published May 18. 2012 in the Bulletin of the Geological Society of America. Abstract is available online.
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